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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B13/S06.120

STUDIES ON THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING NANOPARTICLES IN DRILLING FLUID TECHNOLOGIES

A. Jamrozik, R. Wisniowski, J. Ziaja
Tuesday 6 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-57-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book1 Vol. 3, 949-956 pp

ABSTRACT
Presently, nanotechnology and nanomaterials have found a number of applications in exploratory, drilling and production works, as well as in the area of refinery and distribution of crude oil and natural gas. This study presents the results of experimental works conducted on a laboratory scale on the possibility of applying nanosilica and organofunctional silanes in the drilling fluids technology. Such properties of nanomaterials as compatibility with other fluid components, chemical resistance, thermal stability, as well as anti-sedimentary and anti-coagulation properties, have been decisive about a possibility of using them as an additive to drilling fluids.
As a result of the works being conducted, one may state, that nanosilica and organofunctional silanes used as drilling fluids additives, can be helpful to reducing the fluid loss and enhance the stability mineral liquid dispersions. It can be meaningful for water-based drilling fluids used in horizontal drilling, especially in the case of fluids with an addition of weighting agents (e.g. barite).

Keywords: nanomaterials, nanosilica, nsnofluids, drilling fluids, Water Based-Mud